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Shells Pasta & Seafood

522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
+1 361-749-7621
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (118 reviews)
“farfalle” (19 reviews)
“mixed seafood” (17 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Nice choices and variety. Small accommodations but I believe there were tables outside for dining too. Farfalli with baco. And shrimp was awesome!!

Thank eviev2010
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

All the reviews were good, do we gave it a try. Not much from the outside, and we were seated next to the kitchen. Crew was very good. A lot of attention was put into the details. Sauces were fresh and accompanied the steaks and...More

1  Thank andyp9360
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Loved the small, intmate setting with menus written on chalkboards on the walls. Fresh and perfectly prepared seafood dishes plus "to die for" desserts. Shells is always worth the wait. Just order a glass of wine, sit outside and people watch while you wait for...More

Thank loladoc56
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Delicious food, but it is expensive and seating is pretty cramped. Service is alright, not bad, not amazing.

Thank LucyPeyton
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Small seating area so get there when the doors open or be prepared to stand in line; during the summer this could be a bit uncomfortable. Once inside, fantastic all the way around. Atmosphere - friendly and family like, Food - Excellent, Location - within...More

Thank Cdav2TX
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Amazing food! Everything we had was outstanding. Best banana cheesecake ever!!! Key lime aioli was tasty. Black drum with red pepper cream sauce was delectable. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Louise F
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Only good thing was the pasta.... There was a 45 minutes wait on a Thursday night. Place is tiny so try to go right before or after normal dinner time. The servers asked me how many people I had and I said 5 and a...More

Thank Jrosenquist7
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We were very disappointed with Shells. Food was just okay. Cesar salad was very bitter - how hard is it to make a decent salad? Grilled shrimp were ok, they don't offer fried because the waitress said they only serve healthy food. My kids pointed...More

1  Thank foodiefood2014
Reviewed 26 July 2015

It was crowded and I though the food was just average in quality and overpriced. We didn't go back on our next visit.

1  Thank Deweylikem S
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We went on a Sunday evening when they opened at 5pm and got one of the last tables indoors ... there were many families dining including those with very young children. Our waitress was very helpful, friendly and answered all of our questions about the...More

Thank alg87
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I would like to know if you have your roach problem under control. Last time I took my mother we were sat next to a wall, and 3 roaches were crawling up and down near the table top, I kept distracting my mother because I knew she would freak...I looked down the hallway where there is a swinging louver door and there on the door to the kitchen area were several more roaches. Disgusting and I have not returned sure do miss the wonderful pasta, salad and bread!
13 April 2017|
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Response from Tex R | Reviewed this property |
We were there a couple of weeks ago and didn't see any roaches. I know at one time they did have a problem but i think it's been corrected.
Mark S
I don't see any entrees on your menu...I am looking for a red snapper (or equivelent in season fish stuffed with fresh crabmeat
28 April 2016|
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Response from 127murielj | Reviewed this property |
Can' really help here. All I can say is I have always been pleased with what I ordered from the blackboard.
I think tripadvisor should know the prices at Shells are about 20% higher than stated here.
6 February 2016|
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Response from 4,601,234,567 | Reviewed this property |
I hate that!!!!! They are high priced.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-7621
  • E-mail